Position Details
Position Title Unaccredited Trainee
Position Number 23797
Employment Status Full Time - Exempt
Applications Close 16/08/2020
Maximum length of training contract 2 years
Local Health District South Western Sydney Local Health District
Facility Camden & Campbelltown Hospitals
Specialty Emergency Medicine
Sub Specialty None
Award Public Hospital Medical Officers (State) Award
Classification Resident Medical Officer
Registrar
Salary Band $81,639.00 to $127,539.00
Main Purpose of Position Due to COVID-19 and the changes to college requirements during the pandemic, NSW Health may make changes to the recruitment process. Formal interviews may be conducted electronically rather than face to face however, candidates will be notified as soon as practical of any changes.


The Emergency Department at Campbelltown is a newly accredited training site with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It is accredited for 12 months advanced training as an Urban District Hospital.
Rotations include Anaesthetics, ICU, General Medicine or Paediatrics. Psychiatry rotations are also available.
Formal training in emergency ultrasound is available.
The department has a mix of Trainees and CMOs and has FACEM support 16 hours per week day and 8 hours each weekend. A consultant is on call at all times to support the Department.
Position Requirements The Emergency Department at Campbelltown is a newly accredited training site with the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It is accredited for 12 months advanced training as an Urban District Hospital.
Rotations include Anaesthetics, ICU, General Medicine or Paediatrics. Psychiatry rotations are also available.
Formal training in emergency ultrasound is available.
The department has a mix of Trainees and CMOs and has FACEM support 16 hours per week day and 8 hours each weekend. A consultant is on call at all timesto support the Department.
The Emergency Department sees approximately 60,000 adult and paediatric presentations per year with a varied and interesting case mix. It is one of the busiest in Sydney and shows significant annual increases in presentation numbers. Admission rate is 30% with the proportion of paediatric cases being close to 30% also.
Trainees will see a significant number of sick kids with excellent support from the Paediatric service. The department also enjoys good relationships with other inpatient specialty units.
The Hospital has all diagnostic services on site including Ultrasound and MRI scanner. The department has a functioning short stay unit.
There is an active education program with a monthly Primary Examination teaching session as well as monthly general education sessions. Participation in other educational activities such as network teaching days as well as courses such as APLS in encouraged.
Campbelltown Hospital has its own SIM centre
The doctor is the key person who works closely with all members of staff and must:
• Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.
• Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.
• Exercise discretion and sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrate leadership within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including meetings and decision making processes.
• Demonstrate an ability to initiate and undertake discussions with patients and their families regarding their hospitalisation, treatment and progress.
• Communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with consultants regarding the patients under their care.
• Ability and willingness to work at the facilities to deliver patient care and preparedness and ability to participate in a 24 hour shift work roster
Local Background & Environment Campbelltown Hospital is a teaching hospital of Western Sydney University Medical School. It offers most specialties and the Emergency Department is the third largest, in terms of presentations, in the State.
It is situated in a semi-rural environment in South West of Sydney in one of the fastest growing population centres of the State.
A significant proportion of the population are immigrants and 28% of the
presentations are paediatric.
Neurosurgical and Cardiothoracic services are currently unavailable but can be accessed readily at the tertiary referral hospital, Liverpool. Campbelltown Hospital provides limited vascular and ENT services. Patients requiring definitive care under these specialties are transferred to Liverpool Hospital.
The facilities available in the hospital, such as:
- Radiology / Radiography - 24 hour Radiology available with offsite reporting via the Centricity Web system after hours
- Pathology / technician - 24 hour Pathology with onsite facilities during hours and offsite at Liverpool, afterhours
- The Hospital has VMOs / Staff Specialists in the following sub-specialties
Surgery
General medicine
Gastroenterology
Oncology
Respiratory Medicine
Cardiology
Neurology
Endocrinology
Immunology
Rheumatology
Nephrology
Haematology
Rehab Medicine
Geriatrics
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Mental health
Paediatrics
Palliative Medicine
Intensive Care medicine
Liverpool Hospital is the networked tertiary referral hospital. It is situated 20 minutes away by road. The Emergency Departments of both Hospitals are networked whereby, Staff Specialists work at both sites
Transport times by road ambulance is usually 20 minutes but Emergency
Retrieval Services are available
The position will require a Medicare Provider Number for purposes of prescribing and referrals only
Key Internal and External Relationships Key Internal Relationships
• Director of Emergency Medicine Training
• Director of Emergency Medicine and other Emergency Medicine Specialists
• Clinical Staff (JMO’s medical officers and consultants) from the clinical disciplines
• Inpatient (wards) teams
• Nursing and Allied Health staff
• Hospital Administration

Key External Relationships
• Patients and their carers, family members
• Medical Specialists
• General Practitioners
• Paramedics and Police
Supervision Arrangements The doctor is expected, in conjunction with Consultants and other Medical Officers working with them during the shift to provide supervision to Interns/Resident Medical Officers.
The doctor will be supervised by the Director of Emergency and designated Staff Specialists during all shifts together with other junior staff within the Department
Challenges/Problem Solving Major challenges for the Trainees include:
• Balancing mandated training and education requirements with service provision, within the limitations of a busy public health service.
• Understands the key performance indicator benchmarks for the ED and participates in patient flow initiatives
• Maintaining a professional role and responsibility for patient care, in close liaison with supervising consultants.
• Working collaboratively with other staff in a multi-disciplinary team.
• Responsibility for supervision and teaching of more junior medical staff.
Decision Making • Close and effective liaison with consultants will allow you to demonstrate your level of ability and understanding of patient care and enable you to expand your areas of responsibility.
• Ability to make decisions regarding departmental management and patient flow
Communication The doctor is the key person who works closely with all members of staff and must:
• Work as part of, and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.
• Deal with matters of an urgent or sensitive nature.
• Exercise discretion and sensitivity and maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrate leadership within a team environment and actively contributes to team activities including meetings and decision making processes.
• Demonstrate an ability to initiate and undertake discussions with patients and their families regarding their hospitalisation, treatment and progress.
• Communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with consultants regarding the patients under their care.
Performance Monitoring The doctor is responsible for:
- Participating in ongoing review of their clinical practice as per conditional registration guidelines.
- Participating in continuing medical education and professional development as covered by the supervision arrangements stipulated by the Medical Board.
- Maintain professional competence.
The doctor will also participate in the Organisations performance management program conducted by the Department Director at least annually.
Additional Information
Additional Documents no addditional documents have been provided

College
Organisation Chart Organisational chart.pdf
Job Demands Checklist Click Here to View
Selection Criteria 1: MBBS or equivalent, currently registered or eligible for registration with the Medical Board of Australia

2: Completion of at least 2 post graduate years

3: Recent and relevant experience working in an Emergency Department as a Medical Officer

4: Demonstrated ability to work independently in a supervised environment and work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team

5: Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with patients, family members and others members of the health care team.

6: Demonstrated good organisational and time management skills and ability to manage competing priorities in a complex environment.

7: Demonstrated commitment to quality improvement, patient safety and risk management.

8: Evidence of continuing professional development and commitment to self-education.
Contact Details A/Prof Richard Cracknell
02 4634 3253
richard.cracknell@health.nsw.gov.au